Developing as an independent learner

Course Details

  • Developing to become a Masters student
  • Self awareness, understanding your own development needs, being a self critical learner
  • Lifelong learning: a journey through dependency and interdependency towards independency and continuous improvement
  • Developing work based and academic study skills
  • Developing as critical thinker
  • Action learning, problem based learning, leaning from experience
  • Reflective and reflexive praxis

The course consists of an interactive workshop and 2 half day action learning sets. In addition there is guided self study and work based learning for which there is distance support offered via our virtual learning environment.  Upon completion of this course you will have developed lifelong learning skills to support you in continued independent masters level learning.


This course carries 10 level 7 Higher Education credits and contributes to the:
Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Management
Postgraduate Certificate in Organisational Change
Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Development

Please note that to gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Development, 20 of your credits may be at level 6. This means that one or two of the courses you select can be at level 6 with the remainder being at level 7.


Assessments are based on applying your learning to work based activities so they are highly relevant and useful, and there are no exams!

Entry requirements

We recognise prior learning and experience; there are no formal entry requirements and you don’t necessarily need a degree to apply.


Schedule and Course fees

How to Apply?

Contact CETAD on 01524 593318 or email